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Preparing Now for the Death of Your Healthy Spouse

POSTED ON: April 10, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
For many, the subject of death is a taboo topic. Conjuring up images of scenarios where your loved one is no longer present can be traumatic. Due to the unpleasant nature of the idea, many put off making decisions to protect their financial future in the event of a loved one’s passing. They often realize, […]
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Will Your Heirs Wind Up in Probate Court?

POSTED ON: April 5, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
In a perfect world, our earthly passing would mean that family members come together and divide our belongings in a way that best meets the needs of each individual, while simultaneously adhering to the wishes that we lovingly conveyed before our death. In the actual world, events following our departure can give rise to chaotic […]
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Are You Making Full Use of a Living Trust? - Werner Law Firm

Are You Making Full Use of a Living Trust?

POSTED ON: March 27, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
Many people include living trusts in their estate planning for the purpose of avoiding the probate process. That’s a wise goal; probate is the legal machinations by which the state decides how a person’s assets ought to be distributed after a person dies. The process is draining for the deceased’s loved ones, beneficiaries, and executor, […]
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What Avoiding Probate Can't Change - Werner Law Firm

Avoiding Probate Is a Smart Strategy, But Here's What It Can't Change

POSTED ON: March 26, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
The goals of most who enter into estate planning is to avoid probate. The probate process is the legal mechanism by which the state takes control of a person’s assets and distributes it as it seems fit. This usually takes place in a district court or even a distinct probate court. It is costly and […]
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Don't Trust the Trustee? Exercise Inheritance Rights - Werner Law Firm

When You Don't Trust the Trustee, Exercise Your Inheritance Rights

POSTED ON: March 21, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
It’s right there in the name: Trustee. A trustee is someone who you and your family should be able to trust. But what happens when you can trust the trustee? Is there anything can you do? Exercising your inheritance rights is one way to legally claim what is yours if a trustee is acting irresponsibly […]
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How Small Estates Can Bypass Probate - Werner Law Firm

How Small Estates Can Bypass Probate

POSTED ON: March 18, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
It’s easy to assume that people with small estates can skip thinking about end of life documentation or estate planning. After all, if you do not have millions to disburse, why bother? However, any person with even the most minor collection of possessions has an estate at his or her disposal; if you have a […]
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Estate Planning for the Young and Childless - Werner Law

Estate Planning While You're Young, Healthy & Childless

POSTED ON: March 15, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
In the early stages of a career or marriage, it’s easy to put off estate planning. You may be struggling under student loans or a new mortgage, and think that since you have no dependents, there is no reason to worry about who you will leave behind in the event of your death. However, establishing […]
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Claiming Benefits & Property Without Probate - Werner Law Firm

Claiming Benefits & Property Without Probate

POSTED ON: March 11, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
In the midst of activity and grief after the death of a loved one, no one wants to think about drawn out, expensive legal proceedings, especially if it means giving the state control over your loved one’s assets. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, it may help to know that not all assets […]
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Having "the Talk" About End-of-Life Planning - Werner Law Firm

Having "the Talk" About End-of-Life Planning

POSTED ON: February 28, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
One of the most upsetting aspects of growing older is switching roles with parents. Many adult children become distressed upon finding themselves caring for an aging parent. Although help might be needed, parents are often reluctant to relinquish any control to their children, who they may regard as unable to understand their frustrations. Others may […]
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Gain Peace of Mind with a Living Trust - Werner Law Firm

Gain Peace of Mind with a Living Trust

POSTED ON: February 25, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
Future goals of making an estate plan now include avoiding probate later, as well as keeping estate taxes at bay. What most people don’t realize is that estate planning can be useful while they are still alive. One way of maintaining control of your assets, while still providing for loved ones after your death, is […]
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